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NOW Broadband Review 2019 - Is NOW Broadband Any Good?

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Final Rating: 4 out of 5

As you're likely to know, NOW TV, the Internet television service owned by Sky plc, offers the best of pay TV, but without a contract. Customers can enjoy Sky Sports, Sky Cinema & Sky Entertainment on flexible day, weekly or monthly passes.

NOW Broadband, which uses the same Openreach network as Sky Broadband, is the latest no contract offering from NOW TV. Users can enjoy totally unlimited broadband including phone line rental and without a contract from just £18 a month.

In this review: 1. Key highlights 2. Broadband speeds 3. Broadband deals 4. Package & router details 5. TV Entertainment pass 6. Switching, installation & setup 7. Customer service 8. Our final verdict

1. Key Highlights

  • Average speeds: Broadband 11Mbps, Fab Fibre 36Mbps, Super Fibre 63Mbps
  • Deals from: £18p/m for Broadband, £25p/m for Fab Fibre, £30p/m for Super Fibre
  • Limited time offers: No activation fee, no router delivery fee & FREE anytime calls

2. NOW Broadband Speeds

The average NOW broadband speeds of 11Mbps for their Brilliant Broadband, 36Mbps for their Fab Fibre and 63Mbps for their Super Fibre are in-line with the average broadband speeds of the UK's main broadband suppliers, except the cable operator Virgin Media.

Brilliant Broadband

With average download speeds of 11Mbps, Brilliant Broadband is suitable for small households that want to browse online, do internet banking and watch catch up TV with minimal buffering.

Fab Fibre

Perfect for larger households, Fab Fibre with average download speeds of 36Mbps, enables multiple users to play online games, download music and stream live TV with minimal disruptions.

Super Fibre

Designed for large family households using the Internet at the same time, Super Fibre with average download speeds of 63Mbps enables you to do all of the above, plus stream HD TV to multiple screens and download large files.

It's worth noting that the NOW Broadband average download speeds quoted above are available to at least 50% of NOW Broadband customers at peak internet traffic times, which are 8pm-10pm, 7 days a week.

No peak time traffic management is operated by NOW Broadband, which means Internet speeds won't be reduced at these peak traffic times.

3. Compare NOW Broadband Deals

Prices start from £18 a month for NOW Broadband. Each package has no download usage limits and currently benefits from two special offers; FREE anytime calls to UK landlines, plus no activation fee or router delivery fee. An extra £50 setup fee applies if you take a broadband or fibre package without a contract.

Provider Package Details Average Speed* Download Limit Contract Period Costs More Info
NOW Brilliant Broadband

Average speed*: 11Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £216,
£18*
5 Star Rating
NOW Brilliant Broadband (Super Saver) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
11Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £18.00* 1st year cost: £216.00
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls - Usually An Extra £8p/m

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50
NOW Brilliant Broadband & TV Entertainment Pass

Average speed*: 11Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0.00 setup,
1st year cost £275.88,
£22.99*
5 Star Rating
NOW Brilliant Broadband (Super Saver) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines + TV Entertainment Pass (Includes 11 Pay TV Channels Not On Freeview Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One & Fox + 300 Box Sets On Demand)
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
11Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £22.99* 1st year cost: £275.88
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls + Save 37% On The TV Entertainment Pass

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50
NOW Fab Fibre

Average speed*: 36Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £300,
£25*
5 Star Rating
NOW Fab Fibre Broadband (The Everyday Surfer) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
36Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £25.00* 1st year cost: £300.00
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls - Usually An Extra £8p/m

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50
NOW Fab Fibre Broadband & TV Entertainment Pass

Average speed*: 36Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0.00 setup,
1st year cost £359.88,
£29.99*
5 Star Rating
NOW Fab Fibre Broadband (The Everyday Surfer) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines + TV Entertainment Pass (Includes 11 Pay TV Channels Not On Freeview Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One & Fox + 300 Box Sets On Demand)
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
36Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £29.99* 1st year cost: £359.88
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls + Save 37% On The TV Entertainment Pass

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50
NOW Super Fibre

Average speed*: 63Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £360,
£30*
5 Star Rating
NOW Super Fibre Broadband (The Speed Demon) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
63Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £30.00* 1st year cost: £360.00
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls - Usually An Extra £8p/m

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50
NOW Super Fibre Broadband & TV Entertainment Pass

Average speed*: 63Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0.00 setup,
1st year cost £419.88,
£34.99*
5 Star Rating
NOW Super Fibre Broadband (The Speed Demon) + Pay As You Use Calls To UK Landlines + TV Entertainment Pass (Includes 11 Pay TV Channels Not On Freeview Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One & Fox + 300 Box Sets On Demand)
* For 12 months. Includes phone line rental
63Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £34.99* 1st year cost: £419.88
£0.00 setup
FREE Anytime Calls + Save 37% On The TV Entertainment Pass

Ends soon! Start your order now

No Contract Option Available For An Extra £50

4. NOW Broadband Package & Router Details

There's three NOW broadband and home phone packages available with prices starting from £18 a month for average peak time speeds of 11Mb, phone line rental and pay as you use calls to UK landlines and mobiles. We've detailed the Fab Fibre package below:

NOW Fab Fibre (Also Known As The Everyday Surfer) With Home Phone Pay As You Use Calls

What You Get:

  • Average fibre download speeds of 36Mbps
  • Unlimited downloads so you can stream and download as much as you want without any additional charges
  • The FREE NOW Broadband Hub 2 wireless router which is a dual-band 802.11ac router with two 1GB LAN ports
  • The NOW Hub 2 wireless router is an impressive router with excellent Wi-Fi range and the highest level of Wi-Fi security. From a design point of view, it looks pretty sleek and is similar to the latest Sky Q Hub
  • NOW Broadband Buddy Internet security providing protection from malware-infected and phishing websites, plus there's parental controls to help keep your children safe online. Seperate anti-virus software is also recommended to make sure your broadband is fully secure
  • Customer support and broadband helpline available over the phone or on live chat from 8am to 11pm
  • Pay as you use home phone calls to UK landlines & mobiles. This means you can make calls at anytime and only be charged for the calls you make in accordance with NOW Broadband's latest phone call tariff
  • Customers can add the NOW Broadband Evenings and Weekends call package to UK landlines and mobiles for an extra £4 a month, or pay an extra £8 a month for anytime calls
  • NOW Broadband phone line rental is included in the overrall NOW Broadband monthly price
  • UPDATE - Please note new customers switching to NOW Broadband can currently qualify for FREE anytime calls to UK landlines for as long as they remain a NOW Broadband customer
  • 12 month contract applies, with a no contract option available so long as a £50 setup fee is paid
  • Cost is £25 per month for the duration of the 12 month contract
  • No activation fee or router delivery fee currently applies. If you need a new phone line installed or re-connected, NOW Broadband will advise you of the charge during the sign-up process
  • Please click here for further information at NOW Broadband

5. What Channels Are In The NOW TV Entertainment Pass?

In addition to over 300 box sets on demand, the NOW TV Entertainment Pass has the following channels available to stream live or on demand:

  • Sky 1
  • Sky Atlantic with new season 8 Game Of Thrones
  • GOLD
  • Comedy Central
  • Sky Arts
  • ITV Encore
  • Fox
  • MTV
  • Discovery Channel
  • National Geographic Wild
  • ABC Studios

6. Switching, Installation & Setup

How Easy Is It To Switch To NOW Broadband?

It should be straight-forward to change your broadband supplier to NOW Broadband. If you are switching from a non-cable provider such as BT, Plusnet, TalkTalk or EE, once you place your NOW Broadband order, the NOW Broadband switching team will take care of the rest.

They'll contact your existing supplier and manage the process of switching your phone line over to NOW Broadband remotely. You'll be sent the NOW Hub 2 Wi-Fi router in the post with a Welcome Pack. Once your phone line is successfully registered with NOW Broadband, you can then plug in your Hub Two and get up and running. Your previous broadband and phone service will be cancelled automatically, though we would always advise you to check this for yourself.

Naturally, NOW Broadband will also co-ordinate various dates to ensure you're not without broadband at any stage during the switching process.

It's likely that your NOW Broadband speeds will vary during the first 10 days following service activation. This is entirely normal as the line optimises to detect the most stable broadband speeds for you.

What About Switching From Virgin Media To NOW Broadband?

When switching from a cable provider like Virgin Media, you will need to cancel your services with them yourself. Please only do this once your phone line is registered with NOW Broadband. To ensure you don't lose any service, it is advisable to keep your Virgin Media services active until the day after you transfer to NOW Broadband.

7. NOW Broadband Customer Service, Support & Phone Numbers

If you have a problem with your NOW Broadband, you can check your network status and find out how to fix your line using their online technical checks help service. The NOW Broadband Helpline team can be contacted via the live webchat service and over the phone from 8am-11pm. There's also a comprehensive range of online help guides and a vast online community on hand to answer your questions. All calls made to the Helpline using your NOW Broadband landline are free of charge.

8. Our Final Verdict

NOW TV Broadband Review - Our Final Comment And Rating
Final Rating - 4 out of 5
The NOW Broadband packages, including phone line rental are shaking up the market with prices starting from just £18 a month, coupled with a no contract proposition.

Each package has an unlimited download usage allowance and feature average download speeds that are in line with the speeds of the other major UK broadband suppliers.

With average fibre download speeds of 63Mbps available, together with FREE anytime calls, the NOW Broadband packages serve up a range of value for money packages that are certainly worth considering. No contract pay TV daily, weekly and monthly Passes for premium content like Sky Sports and Sky Cinema can also be easily added and removed.

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If you're unsure as to some of the terms used on this page, please read our beginner's guide to broadband or our guide to switching supplier.

Important note

We are not NOW Broadband, NOW TV or Sky plc. We do not provide broadband, phone or TV connections ourselves. Should you have a problem with your NOW Broadband order or connection, we advise you to contact NOW Broadband or NOW TV directly.

We specialise in offering you independent advice, reviews and tools that should help you choose the right broadband provider and package for you. We provide this impartial service to you for free, whilst being paid a small commission from each ISP we generate a new customer for - so we are like an Independent Financial Advisor. You do not pay any extra for your chosen broadband, calls or TV package by signing up through this site.

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